The Prince of Wales has spoken out about an oil painting of The Queen Mother by Michael Noakes – a piece of art from his personal collection.
He said: “This oil sketch of my Grandmother was painted as a study for a group portrait painted by Michael Noakes in 1972. “To mark the 25th wedding anniversary of my parents, The Queen and Prince Philip.
“I acquired it from the artist as I felt it brilliantly captured her likeness, and above all reminds me of the essence of my Grandmother’s personality.
“I admire it often when in residence at Clarence House.”
The breathtaking sketch of the Queen Mother shows her wearing Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee brooch.
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